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New York state court decision raises issues concerning the drafting of arbitration clauses

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 20 2010

By Design, LLC terminated the employment of Oded Nachmani, who claimed he was wrongfully dismissed in violation of his employment contract and certain discrimination laws

Circular letter regarding contract certainty issued for comment by the New York Insurance Department

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 14 2010

The New York Insurance Department (the “Department”) recently issued a draft Supplement No. 1 to Circular Letter No. 20 (2008) (“CL No. 20”) regarding insurance contract certainty for propertycasualty insurance policies and reinsurance contracts

New York State Court denies motion to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 29 2010

In Mt. McKinley Ins. Co. v. Corning Inc., 2010 NY Slip Op 20235 (N.Y. Sup. Ct. June 14, 2010), an insured (“Corning”) moved to compel discovery of reinsurance and reserve information from its insurers, arguing that this information was relevant, material and necessary to its coverage claim

Lloyd’s syndicates file declaratory judgment action against BP

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 1 2010

On April 20, 2010, an explosion on the Deepwater Horizon rig in the Gulf of Mexico touched off a subsurface leak in a BP oil well at the ocean's floor

New Jersey appellate court affirms denial of coverage for attorneys' failure to disclose potential malpractice claim

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 28 2010

The Superior Court of New Jersey, Appellate Division, recently affirmed a trial court's decision to deny coverage to an attorney and his law firm who had been sued in an underlying malpractice action

In private letter ruling, IRS says captive reinsurance of fronted pools is “insurance” for tax purposes

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 4 2010

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) issued a private letter ruling on December 11, 2009, resolving a taxpayer’s question as to whether its business as a captive reinsurer is "insurance" for tax purposes

NY court: insured may recover consequential damages absent insurer bad faith

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 23 2009

On December 15, 2009, New York's Appellate Division for the First Department held that an insured need not allege or prove that its insurer acted in bad faith in order to recover consequential damages stemming from the insurer's breach of the policy

Federal court upholds an arbitration panel’s award requiring a cedent to pay its reinsurer’s attorneys’ fees

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 2 2010

National Union Fire Insurance Company of Pittsburgh, PA entered into a reinsurance treaty with Odyssey America Reinsurance Corporation, which contained an arbitration clause

District of Columbia DOI issues bulletin on nondiscrimination in spousal coverage

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 30 2010

The District of Columbia Department of Insurance, Securities and Banking recently issued Bulletin 10-1B-04 (the "Bulletin") providing insurers with guidance regarding the implementation of the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Equality Amendment Act of 2009 (the "Act"), which allows same sex couples to marry in the District of Columbia

New Hampshire restricts STOLI transactions

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 28 2010

New Hampshire Governor John Lynch (D) signed HB 660 into law which enacted life settlement legislation in New Hampshire effective June 14, 2010 (the "Act"